July 11, 2012

Ideate, Inc. Earns Autodesk Structural Engineering and Product Support Specializations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 07/11/2012 - Ideate, Inc. (ideateinc.com), an Autodesk Authorized Developer and leading Autodesk solutions provider offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and media & entertainment (M&E) industries, today announced that it has earned two new specializations for value added resellers from Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. The designations are Autodesk Structural Engineering Specialization and Autodesk Product Support Specialization. These are in addition to the Autodesk MEP Systems Specialization designation also awarded to Ideate in 2012.

As an Autodesk Specialized Partner, Ideate Inc. has shown that it has made a significant investment in its people, the company has a solid business plan specific to its specialization areas, it has customer references, and that it can provide a high level of knowledge and support to customers in its specialization industries.

The new Autodesk Partner Specializations enable value added resellers to highlight and brand their expertise in delivering services in key industry areas. By completing the required curriculum and training, as well as meeting required levels of service and standards set by Autodesk, Ideate, Inc. demonstrates through its strong customer service and support in sales what it means to be a trusted adviser to Autodesk customers throughout the world.

“The Autodesk Structural Engineering Specialization and Autodesk Product Support Specialization, along with the Autodesk MEP Specialization, continue Ideate’s commitment to successful customer adoption and implementation of BIM technology and Ideate’s mission to be a strategic partner in solving customer’s business issues and challenges,” said David Haynes, Director of Consulting, Ideate, Inc. “Ideate’s dedicated staff of technical experts is focused on sharing industry expertise and passion to ensure our customers’ success.”

About Ideate, Inc.
Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk solutions provider, offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting and 3D printing services to AEC professionals. Established in 1992 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Ideate is recognized as a Gold Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, one of Autodesk’s highest levels of authorization. Ideate, Inc. operates five Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATC): San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose, California; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington. Ideate facilities are Autodesk Authorized Certification Centers, providing globally recognized certification courses for professionals who sell, service and support Autodesk products and solutions. For more information visit www.ideateinc.com.

Ideate, Inc. is also an Autodesk Authorized Developer with 25+ year’s experience in software development and specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM). Ideate BIMLink lets users pull data from an Autodesk Revit file into user-friendly Microsoft Excel, and push Excel data into Revit with equal ease. www.ideatebimlink.com

The Ideate Explorer for Revit is a simple, powerful Revit add-on to help explore, quantify and manage the 10,000+ building elements in a Revit model. www.ideateexplorer.com

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